I confronted a nurse who was looking up her previous patient who had been transferred to a higher level of care. Her was response was "whatever, I don't even care!" I then explained to her that it was HIPAA violation 1) could be flagged by corporate 2) could result in discipline and 3) could be reported to the BON. Her response was, "I don't get why, he was my patient so how is that a HIPAA violation?
I of course explained to her why it would be inappropriate but she sort of just blew my off. Seriously? She graduated in the last two years and doesn't get why this a problem?
End of rant.
Any one else have experience with this?